Matthew Biel

Matthew G. Biel, M.D., M.Sc.
Chief, Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
2115 Wisconsin Ave. Second Floor, Suit #210
Phone: (202) 944-5406

Research Interests

Health disparities; mental health interventions in pediatric primary care; coexisting medical and psychiatric conditions in children; autism spectrum disorders; trauma; anxiety and mood disorders in children and families.

Research Summary

My research at Georgetown focuses on addressing health disparities affecting the identification and treatment of mental illness and developmental disorders in children and adolescents. Our group has focused specifically on the early identification and treatment of autism spectrum disorders in minority youth. Additionally, we are working to develop mental health interventions across a range of conditions that can be effectively delivered in the primary care setting. Finally, I am working on projects to support children and families facing developmental disorders and coexisting medical and psychiatric conditions.

Representative Publications
  • Shad AT, McGee ME, Biel MG, Silbermann M. “Collaborations in Psychosocial Care in Pediatric Oncology: the Middle East as a Case Example). In: Pediatric Psycho-oncology. Kreitler S et al. (Ed.). Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
  • Biel MG, McGee ME. “Assessment of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.” Pediatric Annals 2011; 40(10): 493-498.
  • Biel MG. “Depression in Children and Adolescents.” In: The Chicago Companion to the Child. Shweder RA (Ed.). University of Chicago Press, 2009.
  • Biel MG, Klein RG, et al. "Does Major Depressive Disorder in Parents Predict Specific Fears and Phobias in Offspring?" Depression and Anxiety 2008; 25(5): 379-82.
  • Biel MG, Peselow E, et al. "Continuation versus Discontinuation of Lithium in Recurrent Bipolar Disorder: a Naturalistic Study." Bipolar Disorders 2007; 9(5): 435-42.
  • Case BG, Biel MG, et al. "Reliability of personality disorder diagnosis during depression: the contribution of collateral informant reports." Acta Psychiatr Scand 2007; 115: 487-491.
  • DeLisi LE, Maurizio A, Yost M, Papparozzi C, Fulchino C, Katz CL, Altesman J,Biel MG, Lee J, Stevens P. "A Survey of New Yorkers After the Sept 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks." American Journal of Psychiatry 2003; 160(4): 780-3.